Ann H. Rubin


P. 203.578.4201
F. 203.575.2600

Ann Rubin is a partner who practices principally in business litigation and arbitration. Ann is a trial attorney who represents clients in complex matters involving a wide variety of business and commercial disputes, in state and federal court and in arbitration. Ann has represented international chemical and watch companies, the region's major electric utility company, national insurance agents and brokers, national and regional financial institutions, major law firms, State agencies, physician groups, and partnerships. As a result of her representation of clients in business litigation, Ann has been named a Connecticut Super Lawyer by Connecticut Magazine and a "Top Attorney in Business Litigation" by the Business Edition of Super Lawyers.

Notable Experience

  • Successfully defended a $10 million lender liability and legal malpractice action
  • Obtained injunctions in trade secrets and and non-compete cases
  • Obtained contempt orders in trade secrets case
  • More than 50 contested evidentiary proceedings, including injunctions and prejudgment remedies
  • Successfully defended federal and state court class actions, including under the Credit Repair Organizations Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act
  • Managed multi-million dollar loan workout cases for lenders and FDIC
  • Lead and co-counsel in numerous arbitrations: contracts, asset purchase agreements, construction, health care, physician arrangements, real estate, partnerships and LLCs
  • Counsel for State agencies in federal class action and consent decree litigation, construction disputes and arbitrations


  • Selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation, 2010 - 2012
  • Named a "Top Attorney in Business Litigation" by the Business Edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010 - 2011 
  • As Managing Partner of Carmody and Torrance from 2005 - 2011, Ann was the first woman elected to that role in a major Connecticut law firm
    • Highlighted in "The Long Climb to the Top," Connecticut Law Tribune, June 2008
  • Connecticut Law Review, 1981-1983
    • Administrative Editor, 1982-1983

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Co-Author, "Confidential Information and Protective Orders," A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in Connecticut (2011 MCLE)
  • Highlighted in "The Long Climb to the Top," Connecticut Law Tribune, June 2008
  • Speaker, Internal/External Marketing for Lawyers, Lawyers Collaborative For Diversity, November, 2007
  • Panelist, “Connecticut Women Attorneys: Pathways to Success,” May, 2007
  • Co-Author “Counsel’s Communication With Former Employees of the Adverse Party - The Rules in Connecticut,” Connecticut Law Tribune, April, 2006
  • Co-Author "Use of Jury Consultants," Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel (ACC)

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Business Litigation Subcommittee of Litigation Section 
  • Waterbury Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation
    • Member of Sucommittee on the Oral History of Connecticut Women in the Legal Profession
  • Town of Woodbridge Board of Finance

Community Involvement

  • Member, Town of Woodbridge Board of Finance
  • Executive Committee Chair, New Haven Symphony Orchestra (former)
  • Trustee, The Congregation Mishkan Israel (former)
  • Member, Woodbridge Charter Revision Commission (former)
  • Member, Woodbridge Library Commission (former)


  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 1983
  • B.A., Cornell University, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1983

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2001